Despite their relatively small numbers in Canada, practitioners of the Falun Gong and their supporters have been very active, even getting meetings with multiculturalism minister Jason Kenney. Parliament's Subcommittee on International Human Rights also heard from individuals on the issue of organ transplants and the treatment of Falun Gong members.
Nearly every speaker made reference to the disappointing global growth of recent years, and the recent slowing of Emerging Asia. Nonetheless, all took comfort in the observation that growth will be faster in the Asia-Pacific region than anywhere else on the planet. The contagion of Western pessimism seems to have stopped at Asia's door.
Prime Minister Stephen Harper isn't generally known for his sense of style (unless we're talking about his "Gangnam Style
Prime Minister Stephen Harper arrives today in Vladivostok, Russia, for APEC 2012, the gathering of leaders from the countries
The Harper government's sudden desire to be part of a potentially sweeping new free-trade deal with Asia-Pacific countries
As discussions between Canadian and American officials on perimeter security deal have intensified, it's very important that any perimeter security deal ensure that the collection, use and disclosure of Canadians' personal information continue to fall under Canadian standards of protection.